[Harp-L] Relative Major

Michael Rubin michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxx
Fri Oct 13 08:10:54 EDT 2017

I may suggest a compromise.  Learn and play the part in 3rd, rip out a solo
in second.
Michael Rubin

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 7:09 AM, Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx>

> Steven Hellerman wrote:
> <OK. But it's a lot more fun in 2nd position w/ a D harp.
> It's always more fun to play your own stuff, as opposed to someone else's.
> That's not the point.  The point is that if you're covering the song, you
> pay respect to the elements of the arrangement that make the song what it
> is.  Like, for example, a harp part played in 3rd position, where you can
> get minor chord fragments that are important to the sound of the song,
> (Otherwise you reimagine the song entirely to make it clear that the song
> is just a starting point for your own imagination. That works best when
> it's obvious that the band is looking for something new and original, not
> just on a Tom Petty song but on everything it does.)
> I know we all want the audience to hear how creative and brilliant  we can
> be on the instrument, but sometimes it's just better to play the damn song
> the way the composer wanted it played.  Certainly that's what the audience
> wants from a cover song in the vast majority of cases.
> Regards, RIchard Hunter
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